Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 12-13, 2019

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2019 Integration of Acoustic Control

Integration of Acoustic Control in Lighting Fixtures

Francois Renaud, Eureka Lighting and A-Light and Dirk Zylstra, The Luminaires Group

Tuesday, March 12
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room: Nassau East
Credits: 1 AIA LU


Contemporary commercial and office environments are an evolving landscape that have tended towards an increase in open concept design that promote flexible and dynamic work spaces. Collaborative work spaces combined with an aesthetic that features unfinished ceilings, hard surfaces and an increased use of glass panels lead to an increased noise management problem. We see this as an opportunity for new and innovative lighting fixture design that can help attenuate this problem.


Francois Renaud, Eureka Lighting and A-Light
Francois Renaud is the Design Director for Eureka Lighting and a-Lights, two divisions of the Luminaires Group. Having started out as an Industrial Designer, Francois has grown into an inspiring Design Director, who has a proven track record as a leader. His ability to focus and motivate his teams has resulted in the development of many award-winning and successful products, including multiple Red Dot, PIA and NGL prizes.

Dirk Zylstra, Luminaires Group
Dirk Zylstra is the VP of Design for the Luminaires Group and Visiting Professor of Industrial Design at the Université de Montréal. Dirk has been designing and leading design teams for over 20 years and is now focused on the strategic and innovative future of products for TLG. During his career, he is proud to have worked with a wide range of talented designers and engineers to create many award-winning and high performing products, but his greatest achievement is having converted so many young and unsuspecting individuals into the “cult of lighting.”